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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 7/12

Monday, July 12, 2004

60 years ago

VANDUSER - Two men from this area, Pvt. Richard Glasscock of Vanduser and Lt. Arthur Goodin of Charleston, were listed by the War Department as prisoners of war in Germany.

SIKESTON - Aviation student Don Cope has been transferred to Santa Ana, Calif., for classification.

40 years ago

SCOTT CITY - The main Highway 61 bridge over the Cotton Belt railroad tracks at the city limits was closed to traffic Thursday, when the concrete bridge floor was damaged by a passing freight train. Large steel rings carried by the train struck the under structure of the bridge and weakened it in a half-dozen places.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Park Board members are recommending the purchase of a $12,700 MoTrim rotary cutter and lift. The action was taken at Monday night's meeting at City Hall. The device, which will be purchased upon approval of the City Council, will save money by reducing labor needed to mow ditches in city parks, to clean alleys and also to fix lights at baseball parks, according to Jack Sargent, public works director.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders presented a show Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the high school Field House. Both squads presented cheers and routines for family and friends.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Jacob Pipkin, 3, and his grandmother Terry Pipkin took a good look at the McDonald's Ford Thunderbird short track race car at the new McDonald's restaurant. The 300 MPH Top Fuel Dragster is driven by Jimmy Spencer.

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SIKESTON - Swimming pools, air conditioners and fans are among the ways area residents are cooling off, but for Benjamin Shaw the best coolant is an ice-cream cone.